Kapolei Has Bike Safety Rodeo

With the new school year beginning later this month for many of West Oahu’s keiki, Kapolei Commons and the Hawaii Bicycling League (HBL) will offer a free Bike Safety Rodeo to equip children with the knowledge and tools they need to get to and from school safely.

The free event runs from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday at Kapolei Commons.

It will teach kids and parents about helmet fit and safety, bike fit, bike laws, hand signals and bike handling.

The Bike Safety Rodeo will include three sessions beginning every hour, and each child who participates will receive a free bike helmet provided by ThinkFirst, a nonprofit that works to prevent brain injuries.

HBL and the League of American Bicyclists also will offer two one-hour adult bicycling courses, beginning at 10 and 11 a.m. The first one focuses on bike laws and safety, while the second looks at bike safety from a motorist’s perspective.

Children are encouraged to bring their own bikes and helmets. Some helmets will be available for use during the class.

The event is open to the public, but the rodeo is limited to the first 75 children.

To register, visit thekapoleicommons.com.